Wednesday, July 27, 2011

things I miss.

I miss Shakespeare. I miss reading him, and reciting him. I miss feeling the English language like I've never felt it before.

I miss getting good morning texts. I used to get them a lot from a certain person, but I don't anymore. It's ok. I don't really need them. But they were nice sometimes.

I miss Jon. He's been in Austria for awhile now. I miss talking to him about things. I wrote him a letter today.

I miss being busy with schoolwork. I miss school. I miss sharpened pencils and the way it feels to open a crisp, new notebook and write on the first page.

Monday, July 25, 2011

the boy who lived:

Harry Potter. 

I truly can't think of anything to say.
I cried harder than I thought I would.

Now I'm re-reading all of the books with a lovely, warm feeling in my heart. I'm listening to the audiobooks, and falling in love with all of the characters all over again. I'm hating the Dursleys, wishing Harry was always with the Weasleys, and realizing how incredible the books are in comparison to the movies, all over again. I'm annoyed with Gilderoy Lockhart, and giggling as Hermione rushes to the library, and Ron makes a silly comment while Harry laughs, then catches Ginny's eye. I'm remembering the waiting, the waiting, the waiting, the anticipation making my stomach flip over, and then finally, finally holding that brand new book in my hands and staying up through the night, following Harry's story fervently. I'd make a bowl of popcorn, and before I knew it, I would be 300 pages in, and it was 4 in the morning. Then, just as suddenly as it began, it would end. The book would close, and I'd sharply exhale, as though I'd held my breath during the whole thing. Then, came the discussions, the hushed whispers of plot twists whilst in the company of those who hadn't finished it, and the renewed sense of excitement.

Then came the last book. The seventh. The Deathly Hallows. I waited in line for hours, attending a party at the local Borders, and then rushing to Walmart with my mom when Borders ran out. We bought two copies, and then the final Potter-a-thon began. I read and read, drinking in the twists and turns, the deaths, the lives of the characters I had grown to love, to hate, and to know. The emotion behind the final book was incredible, and the emotion of the last movie almost matched it, but not quite. It never really could. No movie matches your own imagination. I went to Hogwarts. I walked those corridors with everyone else who read the books. I took potions, charms, I even went to Hogsmeade a couple of times. I snuck into The Room of Requirement with Dumbledore's Army, and even ordered Every Flavor Beans from the Hogwarts Express trolley. I was there. Were you?

"Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home."

      --J.K. Rowling

summer joys

Sunday, July 24, 2011

SURPRISE! It's me.

I promise I don't just wait to post on purpose so all of you can tell me how much you've missed me. I just haven't had a lot of blogging spirit lately. I'm not sure what it is. However, I promise to be a good blogger from now on. Lend me and send me some inspiration, if you want. <---there ya go.

Anyway. A'hem. I post today, and promise to post more consistently, especially now that I have an award to live up to!

The lovely ladies over at My Sister's Closet gave me a 
Best Blogger award!

At first, I was super stoked, and then I quickly started to feel embarrassed, because it's been so long since I wrote on this thing. How am I supposed to accept an award for Best Blogger...when in reality, I am probably one of the laziest? Therefore, henceforth and forthwith, as I have stated above, below, and all around: I shall make it my mission to find things to blog about, even if they're dreadfully boring. I'm sure you'd all love that, wouldn't you? 

And also, without any further ado or ramblings, I give you: MY best blogger awards. (The idea is that you pass along the award to five other bloggers you think are, well...the best, and then they can pass it along to five more, until we're almost all connected in this thing we call the "blogosphere". [Yes, I use that term.] ) 

Also, I said without any further ado, but apparently, I lied. So, NOW without any further ado, the bloggers:

1. Lindsey, from some words
2. Anna, from Scope for Imagination
3. Chloe, from Things I Thought While Brushing My Teeth
4. Rosie, from oh so rosie
5. Kassie, from You Kinda Had To Be There

There you have it! When you pass the award along, be sure to alert those you've awarded.

Now, there's that. Tomorrow's post might actually try and mean something. Or not. We'll see.

With love from,